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  1. New Halifax leisure centre comes a step closer

    Clive Settle

    BBC Radio Leeds News

    Proposals for a multimillion-pound swimming pool and leisure centre in Halifax have now been submitted to planners.

    Artist's impression of leisure centre

    The six-lane pool will replace one in Halifax that didn't re-open after lockdown because of structural problems - however, the new centre is not expected to be open until 2023.

    Calderdale Council says there will also be a modern gym, a sports hall and dance studio, a wellness suite and adventure climbing facilities.

    Calderdale councillor Jane Scullion said: "I'm delighted we've reached this stage of the development. It's such an exciting project which will bring pleasure and excitement to so many of our residents."

    The new leisure centre will be built on the site of the current complex at North Bridge. The council say it will also be self-funding, with any income used to repay the money borrowed for construction.

  2. Thunderstorm warning issued

    The warm weather seems set to break this week, with thunderstorms and heavy rain warnings in place for much of the country.

    UK weather map

    The Met Office's warning commences at 09:00 BST on Tuesday and runs through until 06:00 BST on Wednesday.

    The forecaster says the warning could mean:

    • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and possibly some road closures
    • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
    • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater or lightning strikes

    You can find more at the BBC's Weather Centre here.

  3. Arrest after man stabbed in head in Huddersfield

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a 42-year-old man was left with serious injuries following an attack in Huddersfield.

    General view of Fitzwilliam Street

    West Yorkshire Police say the victim suffered knife wounds to his head as a result of the incident, which happened in the early hours of Sunday on Fitzwilliam Street.

    The man was taken to hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, the force added.

    Officers have appealed for information.

  4. Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    BBC Weather

    Today, the low cloud, mist and fog will mostly clear away during the morning to reveal plenty of sunshine for the rest of the day. A few areas may see some lingering low cloud, however.

    This evening, there will be a few sunny spells, but low cloud along with mist and fog will push back in overnight. Just a chance of the odd break in the cloud to reveal a few clear spells.

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  5. Hundreds swim in Yorkshire reservoirs despite deaths

    Clive Settle

    BBC Radio Leeds News

    A total of 762 people have been seen swimming, or intending to swim, in Yorkshire Water's reservoirs in the space of just one week, the firm says.


    It comes days after four people, including a 15-year-old boy, died in the region's waterways during the recent hot weather.

    These figures relate to the period between 11 and 18 July and cover 14 of Yorkshire Water's 130 reservoirs. Some of those seen swimming were unaccompanied children, the firm says.

    Gaynor Craigie, head of land and property with the company, says, "We know the true number of people entering reservoirs across the region will be much greater.

    " We would urge people not to take risks by getting into the water for any reason."

  6. Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    BBC Weather

    This morning, any mist will quickly clear to leave a very warm and sunny day for many. There is a small risk of an isolated, but heavy shower in the afternoon. However, most areas will stay dry.

    After some evening sunshine, it will tend to cloud over from the east overnight. Mist and fog will begin to develop towards dawn. Remaining mild overnight.

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  7. Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    In Yorkshire, any mist and fog will clear to the east to reveal sunshine for many. In the afternoon, a few isolated, but heavy and thundery showers are possible. However, many will remain dry and hot.

    Meanwhile, Lincolnshire is expected to see a fine and dry day for many with extensive sunshine throughout. It will be another hot day, and there is the chance of an isolated, thundery shower in the afternoon.

    Weather graphic
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A58 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at the Bp Garage.

    A58 West Yorkshire - A58 Godley Lane in Calderdale blocked and queues in both directions at the the Bp Garage junction, because of an accident and Fallen Lamp Post.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  9. Covid rules: What's changed now restrictions have ended?

    People in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will see big changes to Covid restrictions from today.

    People with masks in supermarket

    What's changing?

    Social distancing

    Events and gatherings

    • Nightclubs can reopen
    • Pubs and restaurants no longer table-service only
    • No limits on guests at weddings and funerals
    • No limits on people attending concerts, theatres or sports events
    • No restrictions on communal worship


    Other changes

    Limits on visitors to care homes will be removed.

    From 16 August, most Covid restrictions in schools - including "bubbles"- will end.

    From the same date, fully vaccinated adults will not need to self-isolate after contact with a positive case.